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  • 'Bah!' he whispered, as though nettled by the interruption; 'it's the man I expected before; he's coming downstairs.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was not so great a necessity for hurrying as Mr. Sowerberry had anticipated, however; for when they reached the obscure corner of the churchyard in which the nettles grew, and where the parish graves were made, the clergyman had not arrived; and the clerk, who was sitting by the vestry-room fire, seemed to think it by no means improbable that it might be an hour or so, before he came.  (not reviewed by editor)

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